PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN NOBLE COLLECTION
A WUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' SWEETMEAT BOX
WANLI MARK AND PERIOD
明萬曆 五彩穿花龍鳳紋攢盒 《大明萬曆年製》款
the interior modelled with a central floral-shaped compartment with six radiating sections, painted with dragons and phoenix in flight amidst blossoms on leafy sprigs, the exterior similarly decorated, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double circle in underglaze blue
Diameter 24 cm, 9½ in.
There are frittings to the edges and firing imperfections, including some glaze pulls to the interior. There is a hairline (approx. 3 cm) to the rim, and light wear to the surface and enamels.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Collection of Sigisbert Chretien Bosch Reitz (1860-1938), curator of the Asian Art collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1914-1926).
Bequeathed to his godson Jonkheer G.C. Six van Wimmenum (1892-1975).
Thence by family descent.
Sigisbert Chretien Bosch Reitz（1860-1938年）收藏，曾於1914至1926年擔任紐約大都會博物館亞洲藝術部策展人，此後由義子 Jonkheer G.C. Six van Wimmenum（1892-1975年）家族傳承